Monday, November 16, 2009

Box Elders

They're currently getting a lot of airplay at my house. It's a really fun record.

This live footage is quite amazing. Yes, the drummer is playing keyboards at the same time. Pretty impressive.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Scary Bad

Love the Goodnight Loving. Here's some new stuff.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It Won't Be Long

Some friends of ours on Chic-A-Go-Go

Friday, October 9, 2009

Let It Die

The Dutchess & The Duke have a new album out. It's been getting a lot of airplay at our house.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Down By The River

We listen to this song (album version) every time we cross the bridge from Arkansas to Tennessee. This is from a live LP that was recently released on Dusty Medical Records. Get it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Davila 666

I really wish we were going to Gonerfest.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm In Love With A Girl...

...and her name is Windy.

I've been listening to the Big Star box set and it totally rules.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tell Her No

I'm slightly addicted to the Zombies lately. I can listen to the same collection (Begin Here) over and over and over and over.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It Ain't Gonna Save Me

If this doesn't make the kids love him, I don't know what will.

The White Wires

Thursday, July 9, 2009

You Really Are

Happy Anniversary, Windy.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beat It?

It's kind of funny, because I spent the last thirty minutes or so trying to find my Thriller album. I did eventually find it, and have listened. Wow. I don't care what you say about Michael Jackson and what he eventually became, he put out some great fucking records. I was absolutely obsessed with Thriller and Off The Wall when I was in fifth grade. That being said, I came across a different LP we have in our collection. I decided to put it on next, and damn, I am dancing my ass off.

FYI to my stalkers--you have to listen to at least 33 seconds until you actually hear the song. Please be patient, because it will help your crazy internalizations that are on their way.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Detroit In Less Than One Week.

Album version:

Friday, 6/19/2009 in Memphis at the Hi Tone:

Oblivians- Feel Real Good (live) from rob downs on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

I Love You Too Much Baby

Some terrible cover of this song was playing at a store that I frequent, and I'm ashamed to admit that I couldn't recognize what it was. Shame shame shame.

Friday, May 8, 2009


The Chinese Millionaires proudly covered this song.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Harlan on MTV?

If you've ever wondered what's it's like to see Harlan at the Hi Tone, here you go.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Watch and learn. See me at about 2:40-2:43 in.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Word gets around

Saw these guys are Gonerfest IV and they were great. This is from SXSW 2009:

(hit the HQ button)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You can call me anytime you want to.

I have probably posted way too many videos of this band, but they have a new album coming out soon and I'm excited. Shoot me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hard Livin'

Yeah yeah, I know, this two Justin Townes Earle posts in a row, but I just recently got his second album. I like this song a whole lot:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Can't Hardly Wait

Years ago I was on a huge Replacements kick, and recently I was turned on to Justin Townes Earle, who does a great Replacements cover on his new album. Thanks Tom.

I couldn't find a studio-version of the JTE version, but this live one is good:

The Replacements original:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Talk don't bother me.

This just in: age and maturity levels do NOT rise proportionally. In some cases, it appears to be an inverse relationship.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Seems like it's raining all the time

The Reigning Sound have a new album coming out very soon. Here's Greg playing an oldie but goodie:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I fretted that chord wrong

When I was in high school, my brother taught me to play guitar. One of the first things he taught me was Dee by Randy Rhoads. It was a very difficult song to learn, but he was very patient and taught me one part each day until I had it. I will never forget how to play it nor will I forget when he taught me.

Happy birthday, David.

If you care at all to hear how it is supposed to be played, then listen to this:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

"Who is that guy playing the bongos?"

I was recently exposed to some of Tim Prudhomme's work and liked it a lot. More on that in the coming weeks if I can ever figure out how to lighten up the videos.

Here is a video of some of his older stuff: